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How is the equipment used when performing a laparoscopic colon resection?

How is the equipment used when performing a laparoscopic colon resection?

Multiple instruments: First a trocar is inserted with a camera in it so entry into the abdomen is assured. The abdomen is then inflated with carbon dioxide gas. Next an additional two to four trocars are inserted while watched with the camera. Multiple different instruments are inserted through these including graspers, dissectors and staplers to remove the diseased clon segment and place the remaining ends together. ...Read more

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Why is the reccurence of colon cancer in T4 high?

Why is the reccurence of colon cancer in T4 high?

Larger tumor: A T4 tumor is simply a tumor that has invaded more deeply through the colon wall than other tumors (t1 - t3). T4 tumors invade all the way through the colon wall and may even invade other structures. Because the tumor has gotten through the colon wall, it is more likely to have deposited cells in other tissues making recurrence more likely. ...Read more

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If I have polyps in the colon, aged 26- would there be an extremely high incidence of colon cancer later in life?

If I have polyps in the colon, aged 26- would there be an extremely high incidence of colon cancer later in life?

Perhaps??: There are many types of polyps, some common at younger ages, and not all polyps lead to cancer! just having a benign hyperplastic polyp at age 26 probably doesn't influence your colon cancer risk at all! but other polyps are much more worrisome, so find out what kind you had, and discuss your personal risk with your doctor, knowing that surveillance should greatly reduce your chance of cancer. ...Read more

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I feel like pear like shape under my right rib is that the liver or ascending colon.does the ascending colon go up that high on right side.thanks?

I feel like  pear like shape under my right rib is that the liver or ascending colon.does the ascending colon go up that high on right side.thanks?

Exam: No. I seriously bout that a pear shaped mass under your right rib is colon or a pear shaped liver. You must be examined and get an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more

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I am highly susceptible to colon polyps & at 30 had a hgd adenoma removed, is a high or low fibre diet best for me to reduce frequency of the polyps?

I am highly susceptible to colon polyps & at 30 had a hgd adenoma removed, is a high or low fibre diet best for me to reduce frequency of the polyps?

More complex...: Than that. In general, high fiber diet (not simply bran or fiber supplements) may be helpful ( conflicting data). Adequate calcium, especially from dairy (low fat/no fat) may be helpful. Low sat fat (low meat, especially processed/sausage type) may be helpful. Aspirin or nsaids may be helpful. Need to discuss your particulars, including fam hx, polyp hx, w/ md. Follow surveillance scopes. ...Read more

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A ascending colon polyp worse then anywhere else in the colon.How can I prevent more. High grade removed in may, surgically. When do I need next scope?

A ascending colon polyp worse then anywhere else in the colon.How can I prevent more. High grade removed in may, surgically. When do I need next scope?

Not sure of your : Question but a precancerous polyp regardless of the location in the colon is concern for futue polyp/cancer development especially if high grade dysplasia was present. Follow your surgeon's or GI doctors advice on follow up colonoscopy, but i usually recommend a colonoscopy 1 year after surgery. ...Read more

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Why isnt stomach or colon cancer chances high in.My 20s? Explain.In detail please

Why isnt stomach or colon cancer chances high in.My 20s? Explain.In detail please

It is a good thing: It's good that the risk to develop colon, stomach or other type of cancer in our 20's , in general , is not high. Unless if you have a strong family history of colon ca such as in familial adenomatous polyposis or stomach cancer, then the risk would be much higher. That is because when we are younger, the gene repair mechanism is still functioning well and exposure to carcinogenic is still limited. ...Read more

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Is a high white cell count indicative of colon cancer?

Is a high white cell count indicative of colon cancer?

No: An elevated blood white cell count can be an indication of active inflammation somewhere in your body, like infection. There are many other reasons for elevated wbc, but it is not indicative of colon cancer. ...Read more

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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more